Welcome! Let’s make drinks! Lemon & Lime Ice Tea Crush

Recipes HeaderAs a warm welcome to Wendy House blog we bring to you a quick how-to on whipping up a refreshing cooler as a break from all of the overheated lying-in-the-garden we’ll be doing. Nothing complex here – I don’t have the skills or the cash flow.

I found myself melting away in the garden and mentally rifling through my parents’ fridge and decided some Lemon & Lime ice tea was needed as it was definitely far too hot for a cup of boiling tea infusions. Thankfully we had several limes as someone had problems buying kiwis. We also often have fresh lemons as I am the proud owner of a baby lemon tree but unfortunately, I am also a very bad mother to it and the sunshine is slowly killing it, so I settled for some lemon juice I found lying about in the fridge.

You could say, if you wished to slightly exaggerate, that I have something of an addiction when it comes to buying tea. Some may say this is a problem, I say it means that when I want to make lemon ice tea I luckily have green tea with lemon teabags. So there.

So, here are the ingredients I used with the boiling water just out of shot. Nobody needs a picture of my kettle.

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My ingredients

For this I used two teabags but if you want it a little stronger then go ahead and throw a few more in. Just about any green or herbal tea would be fine for this and you can mix up your recipe to create some different flavours.

I filled my jug to about half way with boiling water and stirred it until the tea had infused. I won’t lie, it smelt divine.

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Add boiling water

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Leave to infuse for 2-3 minutes

I threw out my teabags and then added copious amounts of crushed ice because it’s quicker than waiting for boiling water to cool down. Be careful to not do as I did and pour almost a pint of crushed ice onto the floor and your feet. Try to keep it in the jug.

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Add ice

I then took a quarter of my lime and squeezed the juice straight into jug. I would have used my lovely glass lemon juicer but, honestly, I don’t know where it is. As is standard method with all cooking I do.

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Add a squeeze of lime

Following this I threw in a big splash of lemon juice, stirred, tasted, approved.

Cut up a little slice of lime, throw in some pretty straws and you’re done.

I filled a glass with crushed ice and added my ice tea for the authentic ‘crush’ texture.

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Enjoy!

Drank the whole jug.

If that wasn’t reason enough to jump up right away then this health-kick combo can help lower cholesterol; aid weight loss; freshen your digestive system and boost your skin through its big bump of antioxidants.

Definitely my drink of the summer – possibly with a splash of vodka to make it my go-to summer evening tipple.

Lauren – Tweet Me!

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